Prof. Dr.-eng. Roman Dumitrescu, Head of the Advanced Systems Engineering Group at the Heinz Nixdorf Institute of the University of Paderborn and Director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Design, was accepted as a new member at the General Assembly of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).
Today, more than ever, technology is seen as an integral part of society. For this reason, acatech has set itself the goal of discussing and answering questions related to technology within politics and society on the basis of the current state of knowledge, as well as advising the relevant decision-makers in an independent, fact-based and public interest-oriented manner. In doing so, acatech is funded by the federal and state governments and is under the patronage of the Federal President.
The spectrum of topics ranges from resource issues to energy supply, technology developments to questions of securing skilled workers and technology communication. In this way, acatech effectively supports innovation policy decision-making. The findings result from project-based collaboration between the scientific members and external experts from science and industry.
Admission to the Academy is by co-optation. Members such as Prof. Dr.-eng. Roman Dumitrescu are admitted to the Academy on the basis of their scientific achievements and reputation. Currently, more than 500 members are working together on various acatech projects.